Anthropology student - I also like finding squishy creatures in the woods and posting them here.
pixiespirits said: I KNOW AN ENDLESS AMOUNT OF MIXED CHILDREN WHOS PARENTS CANT PROPERLY TAKE CARE OF THEIR HAIR, OR CANT EXPLAIN TO THEM HOW TO DEAL WITH THE NEVER ENDING RACISM THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH. YOU HONEST DONT KNOW FUCKING SHIT.
awe mommy couldnt do your hair so now youre agreeing with nazis.
your life must be so hard.
Excuse me, but I’m a fuck mothering mixed child. I’ve experienced a lot of racism to get this title. I deserve to be called such.
If anyone honestly thinks that race mixing is a problem, or that white people shouldn’t take care of mixed or black children, let me tell you about something.
My niece lives with my family. Her mother, my former sister-in-law, was an unfit mother. Sure, she could do her hair and knew exactly what kind of lotions to get.
But this woman was what people in the midwest and south refer to as a “red-bone.” She’s nearly half Blackfoot and African descent, even split. She has such a deep hatred for the black side of her family that she uses racial slurs. She also passes for black hundreds of times more than she’s recognized as native.
So what’s better for my niece? To grow up with my white family who treats her with respect and has to take the time to learn how to do her hair, or to grow up with good hair and learn to hate herself?
i have black brothers and an asian sister. they were adopted into our family from other homes. they came from poor and rich families. they came from all different situations and ya know what mattered to them more than the racisl divide? love. Unconditional love and support. the late nights we spent laughing our asses off. the stupid inside jokes. boondocks marathons on the couch while gorging ourselves on ice cream and chocolate pies.celebrating whenever dontavious won a rugby game. getting stoned out of my gourd with cam in the shed so mom and dad wuldnt find out ya know what didnt matter? the color of our skin. ya know why? because that isnt what defines us as humans. it doesnt ruin us. it doesnt mean we cant function as a family. did we fight? sure! did we have some differences in views? sure! were we disfunctional? hell yea. but we put the fun in disfunction. did it take us two tries to get cams dreadlocks right? nope. it took three. but you bet your ass we did it.
families arent made by skin. skin does ot equip you to raise a child better than someone else and if you honestly think that it does then i hope you never ever have kids.
Your family is lucky to have you.
Going against mixing “races” is, like, the most anti-evolutionary thing you can do.
Like, seriously, you might as well just try and convince the world that gamma radiation is good for the skin.
In ~1000 years we’re all gonna be the same mildly dark-ish yellow-ish orange-ish brown-ish green, and there’s not a goddamn thing you can do about it. Human evolution has always been about expanding the gene pool and surviving for as long as possible. Get over it.